The Grapes of Wrath

WHy did Ma's generosity in sharing her stew with the hungry children anger one of the neighboring women? What did the angry woman's words reveal about the character of the homeless people?

in chapters 19-24

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The act of sharing stew injured the woman's pride. The people want to work, they do not want to accept charity. The woman felt hurt that she could not feed her own children yet another woman could.